The mission of the association is to bring aquatic professionals and stakeholders together to network, advocate, enrich, and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally.See More
"I like where Jeanne-Marie is going with her follow-up letter. It has seemed to work in that situation. I am concerned when that inappropriate behavior becomes sexual predatory behavior. Do you have a stepped enforcement…"
Good topic! I know from my observations visiting pools that a variety of whistle signals are used for the same thing, depending on the pool supervisor. I also see that most every site I looked at on the internet had a different…"
The Oregon Recreation and Park Association interest section for aquatics professionals. We hold regular meetings throughout the year to share knowledge, provide support and to network with each other. Currently, membership to this group is limited to dues paying ORPA members.See More
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Algae is actually floating in the air (Even inside). It can also be brought in on equipment and swim suits. It is basically ubiquitous. Algae in an indoor pool is very possible, especially in an area with a lot of light and low…"
"Sounds like you are a public pool. If you are, I would check with the local or state health department to see if they will allow that. I think there are only a couple states that are "testing it." I don't think many…"
"I'm pretty sure you will be surprised. The person writing the statement for the CDC promised to try to have something out this week. Unfortunately this has encountered a lot of strong opinions and politics. I appreciate…"
"The Centers for Disease Control have been working for a number of months on a statement about this topic for the healthy swimming website and for state health department use. It is not quite finished, and as of the last draft I saw, I am not…"
"Speaking as a regulatory person, a "deck attendant" really has no designated duties that I know of. An attendant might be required for certain pieces of aquatic play equipment to monitor and control entry into the equipment (e.g.…"
"I would check with your legal counsel about allowing the swim coach, who is not an employee, serve as a required lifeguard. Are you responsible for their rescue skills, first aid competency and physical conditioning? Do they attend…"
"In OR we have a ratio of 1 per 40 bathers. We also do allow a lifeguarding plan using the 10/20 rules as a basis. In most cases the pool is staffed in excess of what our rules require as a minimum.
We turn the responsibility for…"